“Alysha Brilla swings down the path less travelled” - Sarah El-Shaarawi
— MTV International
Alysha Brilla is a 3X Juno Award nominated artist who weaves together global roots sounds into healing music medicine; transporting listeners to her signature space nestled between the earth and the stars.
The love child of an Indo-Tanzanian musician and Canadian storyteller, Brilla’s music is a colourful tapestry of Indian, Reggae and global roots fusion. Themes of re-connection with ourselves, each other and the earth are woven into uplifting rhythms and soulful melodies, which Brilla brings to festival stages worldwide.
Influenced by her father’s Indian and East African music and her mother’s Canadian folk heroes, Brilla's childhood was alive with the vibrations and teachings of Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, Joni Mitchell and Ravi Shankar. In 2013, Brilla became one of the first self-produced female artists in history to receive a Juno Award nomination (Canada's Grammy Awards) for her debut album.
Touring the world with her band, Alysha's music unites audiences by featuring a mosaic of genders and backgrounds on stage. Her distinct and powerful voice has taken her across Australia, South America, Canada, Europe and Asia. Whether sharing intimate storytelling sets of music or headlining festival stages of tens of thousands with her all-star band, by the end of the show, Brilla always has the audience singing along and leaving with a positive feeling in their heart.
In 2020, Brilla teamed up with 3X Grammy Award Winner Emily Lazar to master her single "Love". As a musician, Brilla has played keys for Bedouin Soundclash and sang backing vocals and rhythm guitar with the band Digging Roots.
During the pandemic, Alysha partnered with fellow Independent Canadian Singer-Songwriter Desirée Dawson to offer virtual sound healing and movement sessions. These were attended by many hearts hungry for connection and community. Brilla continues to offer music as a healer workshops alongside her live performances.
As a 2022 Official Keychange Artist, Alysha represents Canada in an accelerator program for standout female creators in the global music industry.
Alysha Brilla's newest album, "Circle" comes out summer 2022 with an international tour to follow. "Circle" is an album ripe with messages of personal and global healing and music to uplift the soul.